Marc Cucurella says Premier League life is leaving him worn out.

But he is thrilled to be giving his all for Albion after his summer move.

Cucurella has shared in two wins since arriving from Getafe on deadline day but says the best is yet to come after several weeks without playing.

He went the distance in the 2-1 win over Leicester – his first 90 minutes since the Olympic final on August 7.

Cucurella told The Argus: “For the moment, I’m finishing matches absolutely exhausted.

“I went a long time without playing 90 minutes.

“But I think ending the game so tired shows you have left everything out on the pitch.

“I tried to give everything for my team-mates and, after a win, the tiredness goes more quickly.”

Cucurella caught the eye on his debut at Brentford, then stepped up a level versus the Foxes.

He said: “I’m still settling in. The first game is always difficult.

“It was a hard game and the tempo was high.

“I was getting used to the league, my team-mates.

“There were a couple of times when I lost the ball and I need to do better in those situations.

“But it was good to get the win.

“I hadn’t played much for quite a long time but I will get better and better.

“I’m not at 100% but two wins so far – it’s a good start.”

Former skipper Bruno and his family have been helping the father of two and young family settle.

He added: “They have been really good. They have been through the same situation as us so we can ask them about everything.

“I didn’t realise but we got talking and Bruno’s parents are from the same small town as me, so we have something in common.

“I’m not sure whether the families know each other at all.

“We were in a hotel to start with but have found somewhere to live now and we moved in during the week before the Leicester game.

“That is a really good step towards settling in and we are really enjoying the town here.”

Cucurella said Albion are not focusing on a league table which has them in fourth place going into the weekend.


But he is disappointed to see Getafe, the club he left, surprisingly bottom of LaLiga Santander with no points after six games.

Their last win was the 2-0 friendly success Cucurella missed at the Amex.

He said: “They haven’t had a good start but they’ve got good players and everything will be as it should.

“They have got a really good squad and they should be a lot higher than they.

“That’s football. They have to keep working, get that first win, which is always really hard, and from there everything will be better.”